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Here's the official response from Hachette:I searched and searched for a thread but didn't find one. Please integrate if one does indeed exist.
There has been much discussion on this particular book. For example the SDCC version which originally sold for over a thousand dollars upon it's release, being the true first edition, then the trade edition being released with some versions having an "anomaly" and Waterstone's in the UK released a slipcased trade with a "signed" limited print that ran 1000. I have ordered that and also the US trade from CD along with their slipcase because I'll be getting it remarqued by Ned.
Many theories are flying about the limited print from Waterstone's as it was signed by "Beryl Evans". Some say it was King, some say it could be Tabitha, Joe, or Owen. Maybe Ned. Hell, it could just be a Waterstone employee.
Maybe Moderator is allowed to shed some light on this?
If not, has anyone bought this version and what do you think?
I just think the entire concept of this book in general is awesome. Such a cool idea!
Why doesn't this surprise me? I think we all had a little sliver of hope but were really expecting this. Hey, at least the signature is pretty.Here's the official response from Hachette:
Charlie the Choo Choo was signed by a representative of HodderChildren’s Books on behalf of Beryl Evans.
You're welcome and thank you for that slice of heaven. At least I won't gain any weight with that piece of pie a la mode.Why doesn't this surprise me? I think we all had a little sliver of hope but were really expecting this. Hey, at least the signature is pretty.
Thank you Marsha!
I want to see pictures sometime! Bet it's beautiful! I've not seen a collection thread anywhere for people to share their collections have I? If not, we should start one!Yes for sure. pretty soon I will have to move my guys to the garage,that way I have more King space. Right now it is decorated for Christmas. And i do have a few King ideas on the wall year round out there.